We are stripping Boko Haram of all religious pretensions — Buhari

Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja that he expected religious leaders in Nigeria to do more to support the Federal Government’s efforts to strip Boko Haram of all of its religious pretensions and fully expose the group as vicious terrorists, devoid of any moral or philosophical direction.

Speaking at an audience with Ecuador’s new Ambassador to Nigeria, Leopoldo Rovayo Verdesoto, President Buhari noted that a lot had already been done to properly expose Boko Haram as a ruthless, destructive and misguided terrorist group.

“What we have succeeded in doing is to separate terrorism from religion. The initial attraction for recruitment was religion. But now, people cannot relate with their relevance anymore and they are only associated with the destruction of lives and properties.

“If your life does not mean anything to you, other peoples’ lives will not mean anything to you as well. And people are beginning to see that Boko Haram is just about destruction and nothing else,” the Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, quoted the President as saying.

Mr. Buhari also told the new ambassador, who was at the Presidential Villa to present his letter of credence, that his administration would continue to prioritize diversification and other measures to help the Nigerian economy withstand the shock of falling crude oil prices.

The president also received the letters of credence of the new Ambassador of Zambia, Dr. Solomon Jere and the new Ambassador of Colombia, Ms Claudia Turbay Quintereo.

He wished all three new ambassadors successful tenures in Nigeria.


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  • Otile

    Is that all? I mean is that the defeat of Boko Haram Imam bragged about? The end of December is around the corner but Boko Haram is still waxing stronger. Folks, Buhari is false. Mai gaskiya my foot.

  • linkhadj.

    Otile, what again is your business in Nigerian affairs? I thought you are now a Biafran.

    • Otile

      You know very well that the thought of Biafra provokes Imam and his Oduduwa slaves. They are ready to commit genocide to prevent Biafra. Yes I would like to be Biafran if you people let me go my way. The matter is so complicated that when you realize that without Biafra Nigeria cannot survive. You see, if Nigeria was not led by goats they would treat Biafrans as they treat their own people so that there would be no agitation leading to conflict which may cripple Nigeria. The goats think they are all powerful, and can oppress people anyhow for ever.

      • Olufemi Jacob

        Biafra Man! Carry on. But don’t you think it would have been a lot easier if you stop hating other tribes and concentrate on the following to achieve your Bafra dream:
        STEP 1

        Withdraw all your services from Nigeria and render Nigerians useless as you are the backbone of the country.

        STEP 2

        Withraw your kinsmen who are public office holders e.g Deputy senate president, all your senators, Reps, all your newly appointed ministers and your five serving governors.

        STEP 3

        Endeavour to reject Federal Allocation. You are very industrious people you will be better off without it.

        STEP 4

        Stop all form of importation through the Nigerian sea ports so that Nigeria will crumble without your tax.

        STEP 5

        Recall all your sons and daughters from all parts of Nigeria to relocate to geographical area ( your home country) untill this fight is over then Nigeria will issue them Visas and beg them to come back as expatriat.

        STEP 6

        Lock up all your shops in Idumota, Alaba international market, and every other market.

        No violence…

  • linkhadj.

    Motile, what position are you gunning for in the administration of Biafra Republic?